Global estimates from the international scientific community suggest that 10 percent of the Earth’s coral reefs have been seriously degraded and that a much greater percentage is endangered, which if allowed to continue is likely to lead to the loss of most of the world’s reef resources during the next century. Damaged or destroyed reefs can be found in more than 93 countries, with coral reefs in South and Southeast Asia, East Africa and the Caribbean facing the greatest risks.
Described as, “an elegant 16.1-metre cruiser that apparently draws its aesthetic inspiration from the European timber vessels of the art deco era,” it’s already causing a stir in Australian yachting circles, with three having already been sold to private buyers on the Gold Coast and Sydney, and another reportedly on order by those savvy salts at the Boating Syndicate of Australia.
The Belize Tourism Board today announces a partnership with Virtuoso® – the leading network of travel advisors offering a “Return on Life” through meaningful travel experiences – to become a Preferred Destination. The alliance with Virtuoso will provide Belize with access to over 300 travel agencies employing more than 6,000 travel specialists in 22 countries, ranging from North and South America to the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand.